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    Leon Brittan, RIP

    De mortuis nil nisi bonum dicendum est.

    The announcement, even so, brought into my mind Michael Parkinson's long-forgotten observation on hearing of the death of Jane Goody, that she had come to represent "all that's paltry and wretched about Britain".

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    Re: Leon Brittan, RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    De mortuis nil nisi bonum dicendum est.

    The announcement, even so, brought into my mind Michael Parkinson's long-forgotten observation on hearing of the death of Jane Goody, that she had come to represent "all that's paltry and wretched about Britain".

    BBC News - Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan dies

    You're right, one should not speak ill of the dead - however tempting. Although sometimes it is necessary in order to put the correct facts to the world.


    By the way it was Jade Goody, Mr. Spot !
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    De mortuis nil nisi bonum dicendum est.

    The announcement, even so, brought into my mind Michael Parkinson's long-forgotten observation on hearing of the death of Jane Goody, that she had come to represent "all that's paltry and wretched about Britain".

    BBC News - Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan dies

    Of the dead nothing unless good be spoken?

    Good test of my Latin skills, whether right or wrong.

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    Re: Leon Brittan, RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    De mortuis nil nisi bonum dicendum est.

    The announcement, even so, brought into my mind Michael Parkinson's long-forgotten observation on hearing of the death of Jane Goody, that she had come to represent "all that's paltry and wretched about Britain".

    BBC News - Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan dies
    I would like to object on behalf of the late Miss Goody.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    I would like to object on behalf of the late Miss Goody.
    Seconded...

    So said Parkinson now resorting to giving away free pens with some tawdry second rate commercial for Insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Namechange View Post
    So said Parkinson now resorting to giving away free pens with some tawdry second rate commercial for Insurance.
    This is the tawdry second rate advertising contract for which Mr Parkingson banked £50,000 in exchange for eight half-day recording sessions? You should be so lucky.
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    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Namechange View Post
    Seconded...

    So said Parkinson now resorting to giving away free pens with some tawdry second rate commercial for Insurance.
    It wasn't Parkinson's input I was objecting to, it was that the comparison came to mind.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Leon Brittan, RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    This is the tawdry second rate advertising contract for which Mr Parkingson banked £50,000 in exchange for eight half-day recording sessions? You should be so lucky.
    In the meantime, we'd be grateful If you could acquire the right name before making comparisons I'm sure at some point there will be a Jane Goody stumbling across this site wondering how many Bicardi Breezers she sank on account of not remembering any quote from Mr Parkinson regarding her.

    Likewise, Jade Goody's family may also appreciate some accuracy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Namechange View Post
    In the meantime, we'd be grateful If you could acquire the right name before making comparisons I'm sure at some point there will be a Jane Goody stumbling across this site wondering how many Bicardi Breezers she sank on account of not remembering any quote from Mr Parkinson regarding her.

    Likewise, Jade Goody's family may also appreciate some accuracy,
    I have only ever heard her referred to as "that Goody woman". The Jane was a fortuitous shot in the dark. Close, but no potato.
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    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: Leon Brittan, RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I have only ever heard her referred to as "that Goody woman". The Jane was a fortuitous shot in the dark. Close, but no potato.
    Then I suggest you research to put some accuracy Into your posts.

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